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Kennedy Ryan is a web producer at KTLA.

Kennedy has 30 years of experience covering local news in the Los Angeles area.


Recent Articles
  • An SUV flipped over on the 60 Freeway in Chino, injuring at least three children. (Credit: KTLA)

    Good Samaritans Come to Aid of Woman, 6 Kids Injured in 60 Freeway Crash in Chino

    A nurse and other good Samaritans came to the aid of a woman and six children who were injured after a crash on the 60 Freeway in Chino on Friday. The single rollover vehicle crash was reported around 4 p.m. in the westbound lanes near Mountain Avenue, according to the incident report from the California Highway Patrol. It appeared that the tire tread on the 2003 Ford SUV separated and the 52-year-old driver lost control of the vehicle, according to […]

  • Thomas Burke Pulver was charged with eight counts related to alleged lewd acts on a 3-year-old girl. (Credit: L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.)

    Fmr. Day Care Teacher Charged With Lewd Acts on 3-Year-Old; Other Victims Sought

    Authorities were searching Friday for possible additional victims of a former day care teacher arrested for alleged lewd acts on a 3-year-old family member. Thomas Burke Pulver was charged in Norwalk on Tuesday with eight felony counts in connection with the case, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. During the investigation, detectives learned that the 36-year-old was previously employed as a teacher at a day care center and several other Orange County locations, the […]

  • Two people were killed in a crash on San Fernando Road in Sylmar. (Credit: KTLA)

    Street Racing Suspected in Deadly Sylmar Crash

    Two people were killed and three others injured in a two-car collision in Sylmar that authorities believe may have been the result of street racing. The crash occurred just before 7:30 p.m. Friday in the 14000 block of San Fernando Road, according to Eric Scott of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Authorities were looking for a third vehicle believed to be involved in the incident, police at the scene said. The vehicle was described only as a small silver car.

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    CA Slaughterhouse Co-Owner Charged With Knowingly Selling Meat from Cancerous Cows

    A second former co-owner of the California slaughterhouse involved in a recall of nearly nine million pounds of meat was charged with knowingly processing and distributing meat from cancerous cows, court documents released this week say. Robert Singleton, co-owner of the Rancho Feeding Corporation in Petaluma, was primarily responsible for purchasing cattle and loading shipments for distribution, prosecutors say. He is charged with distributing “adulterated, misbranded, and uninspected” meat, according to the documents. Singleton jointly owned the meat plant with […]

  • Two-year-old Zanai Noel seen in a family photo.

    Man Facing Life in Prison in Beating Death of Girlfriend’s 2-Year-Old Daughter

    A Palmdale man pleaded no contest Wednesday to second-degree murder in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter last September. Matthew Worthen, 24, was left home alone with Zanai Noel for only a few minutes when he assaulted her, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. When the child’s mother returned, the girl appeared to be having trouble breathing and was taken to an area hospital, where she died, the release stated. According […]

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    Beluga Whale Delights Children at Aquarium

    A mother in Connecticut captured an encounter between her son and a playful Beluga whale at the Mystic Aquarium. Michelle Cotton posted the video on America’s Funniest Videos Facebook Page along with the following description. “I met a friend on a support group on Facebook for our kids mutual rare genetic disorder. We met up so the kids could get to know someone else with the same horrible disorder. When we went to the aquarium that day, the beluga whale, I think […]

  • Protesters Demand Charges Against Police Involved in Deaths of Two Men in South L.A.

    Protesters gathered Thursday in front of the criminal courts building demanding that L.A. County District Attorney Jackie Lacey file murder charges against the officers involved in the deaths of Ezell Ford and Omar Abrego, who were killed in South L.A. earlier this month.  

  • Angel Jacoba Schat, 43, was being sought in the abduction of a 4-year-old boy in Bishop. (Credit: CHP)

    Amber Alert Canceled After Abducted 4-Year-Old Boy Found Safe

    An Amber Alert issued in the abduction of a 4-year-old boy from the Inyo County community of Bishop was canceled Thursday night. The boy was allegedly abducted Tuesday by his mother, identified as 43-year-old Angel Jacoba Schat, according to an alert from the California Highway Patrol. Schat and the boy were located Thursday night. No other information was released.

  • Nursing mothers protest treatment of breast-feeding mom at Anthropologie store. (Credit: KTLA)

    Breast-Feeding Moms Protest Nursing Incident at Anthropologie in Beverly Hills

    Dozens of nursing mothers converged on the Anthropologie store in Beverly Hills on Wednesday to protest the alleged treatment of a customer who was breast feeding inside the shop. Ingrid Wiese-Hesson thought she was being discrete by breast-feeding at the back of the store. But the new mother said a woman who identified herself as the store manager appeared and escorted her to the ladies room where she had to finishing nursing while sitting on a toilet. “The bathroom is just […]